UPDATE — Johnson has been placed on the Covid/Reserve list Sunday morning and won’t play in Week 14 vs. the Seahawks. We had Johnson as a sit anyway, so you can carry on with your life. This is a slight bump for Burkhead.
The Houston Texans will host the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Running back David Johnson was expected to split carries with Mark Ingram and Phillip Lindsay, however both of them were traded. Johnson is now going to be splitting carries with Rex Burkhead.
Fantasy Football analysis: Texans QB David Johnson
This season, Johnson has 56 carries for 176 yards. He hasn’t scored a touchdown and really hasn't been a threat to teams. I honesty think the Texans will rely on Burkhead a bit more this week. But with how bad the Seahawks passing defense has been, I’d expect Mills to be throwing the ball a ton.
The Seattle Seahawks allow 120.4 rushing yards per game which ranks 24th in the NFL. With that being said, I don't expect the Texans to have a ton of success running the ball. If they do, I don't think it will be in Johnson’s hands.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
In both season-long fantasy and DFS, Johnson should sit.